David Lanz's Cristofori's Dream is among the most popular new age recordings ever made. This is an album of instrumental piano music (with other instruments, especially strings and string-like synthesizers, added). Its selections have a calm elegance, as Lanz spends most of his time in the upper register of the piano delivering precise, articulated melodies, culminating in a re-creation of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" that features original organist Matthew Fisher.
Cristofori's Dream Review
by William Ruhlmann